Editor's Note: Due to the huge influx of reader interest in the Patch 10th anniversary commemoration mosaic of Sept. 11, 2001 last year, our online platform was overloaded and prevented me from being able to publish all of the local articles I wanted to in observation of 9/11. This unpublished article was saved for this 11th anniversary of the tragic attack of terrorism on U.S. land.
Thanks to firefighters, last year students, teachers and staff commemorated the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, in a huge way. They walked outside of their school building, and were able to perform the Pledge of Allegiance in front of an oversized American flag.
Today, on the 11th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on the United States, it would be a good time to recite that pledge in honor of those first responders who tried valiantly to save others.